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Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

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NEWS

FACULTY ELECTIONSNEW

Voting for at-large faculty positions including Chair of the Faculty is Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6. All faculty are encouraged to vote online in MyUNIverse.

UNI SUSTAINABILITY AWARD NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTEDNEW

UNI is committed to responsible stewardship of our natural resources and sound leadership in developing education, programs and services that promote a sustainable future. Recognizing that there are university individuals, departments, student organizations and programs actively working to encourage responsible environmental stewardship, the UNI Sustainability Council is seeking nominations for the third annual UNI C.A.R.E. Award. Nominate individuals, programs, organizations or departments that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to sustainability. Nominations can be made online and are due by April 11. For more information, email Eric O'Brien.

SUSTAINABILITY AT UNI - DID YOU KNOW?NEW

The Iowa Waste Reduction Center’s Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program (IAEAP) has successfully completed more than 2,000 air permits for Iowa small businesses.

MPLS TRANSITION TEAMS ANNOUNCED

On Feb. 27, the Board of Regents officially approved closing Malcolm Price Laboratory School on June 30, 2012. Efforts are ongoing as UNI works on the transition to close MPLS and plan for Level II and some Level III clinical experiences in the local area for students. A structure of 10 teams is in place that are specifically focused on these functions: transitioning the K-12 students, employee transitions, developing clinical experiences for the teacher education students, relocating the Child Development Center, enhancing communication efforts, determining next steps for the building and the contents, student records, donor relations, retaining MPLS historical aspect and implementing the new Research and Development model. View a complete list of the transition teams online. If you have any questions during this transition, email Dwight C. Watson or Brenda Buzynski.

FACULTY MARSHALS NEEDED FOR SPRING COMMENCEMENT

Faculty are needed to serve as marshals for spring Commencement at the McCleod Center. Graduate College ceremony: 7 p.m., Friday, May 4; COE, CBA, and Cont. Ed: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 5; and CHAS and CSBS: 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5. If you are able to help at one of the three ceremonies, email Elaine Eshbaugh.

OPPORTUNITIES/RESOURCES

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: MICROAGGRESSIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATIONNEW

Microaggressions are “brief and everyday slights, insults, and indignities and denigrating messages sent to people of color by well-intentioned white people.” This workshop focuses on recognizing the dilemmas faced by those who experience and commit racial microaggressions. The workshop will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the CME and the facilitator is Stephanie Logan, curriculum & instruction. Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided.

OSP NIH PROPOSAL WORKSHOP APRIL 6NEW

Faculty and staff interested in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a grant funding opportunity are invited to OSP's NIH Proposal Workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday April 6, in the Presidential Room, MAU. The workshop will include a review and discussion of a recent UNI NIH proposal, lead by guest facilitator Jennifer Lassner from the University of Iowa, as well as updates on relevant NIH programs. Workshop materials will be provided in advance. Email Hillery Oberle to RSVP by April 3.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR SUMMER NON-FACULTY LED & FALL PROGRAMSNEW

Various programs* will remain open for application until April 1, 2012. For more information, email Carissa Johnson. An updated list of programs and number of openings can be viewed online. *Updated as of March 20, 2012; New applicants must already have a passport.

FREE BLOOD CHEMISTRY PROFILENEW

A Blood Chemistry Profile (BCP) screening will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the Student Health Clinic. Employees and retirees enrolled in a university health insurance plan are eligible for one free BCP per academic year. Spouses and UNI students may sign up for $20. To schedule an appointment, call HR at 273-2423.

DO RUN RUN 5K RUN/WALK - 'STRIP & GO RUN'NEW

UNI Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will host the annual Do Run Run 5K Run/Walk for the St. Vincent De Paul Society, whose mission is to help the less fortunate on a person-to-person basis. For this reason, UNI PRSSA is asking the public to get active and donate clothing throughout the race at five different checkpoints. Registration information can be found online

SSWA GARAGE SALENEW

The Student Social Work Association (SSWA) is hosting a garage sale to raise money for Relay for Life from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at 2404 Royal Dr., behind Buffalo Wild Wings. All profits go to curing cancer. Donations are welcome. 

UNI PROUD HOSTS PRESENTATIONS BY LOREN CAMERONNEW

Join UNI Proud Wednesday, April 4 for two presentations by Loren Cameron, a photographer known for his photos of transsexual people during their gender transition. His presentation is a relaxed and informative way to introduce the topic of transgender. There will be a mini-lecture from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Ballroom, MAU that will focus on gay/bisexual transmen and Cameron's own experiences. His main presentation, focusing on his journey and his models, will be from 7 to 9 p.m., in Lang Hall Auditorium.

UNI PROUD'S ANNUAL DRAG BALLNEW

Attend UNI Proud's Annual Drag Ball at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, at the coffeehouse, MAU. See the drag kings and queens ready to rock your socks off. 

INTERPRETERS THEATRE PRESENTS 'BROTHER WOLF'

The Interpreters Theatre will present "Brother Wolf" March 29 through 31, in 040 Lang. Blending folklore, myth, bluegrass music and mountain religion, "Brother Wolf" is an Appalachian adventure tale based on the story of Beowulf. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

WHAT'S NEW FOR THE FULBRIGHT CORE PROGRAM IN 2013-2014?

Find out what's new for the Fulbright Core Program in 2013-2014 or visit the International Programs website.

HALF-MASTED PRESENTS: GORILLA THEATER!

Half-Masted, the Cedar Valley's improv comedy troupe, will perform at 7 and 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, in 108 CAC. Battle lines are drawn and tensions run high as the troupe divides into two teams to play... Gorilla Theater. Who will lose? Admission is free. 

UNI 'QUEER MONOLOGUES'

The "Queer Monologues," inspired by the "Vagina Monologues," is a production aimed at inspiring collaboration, conspiring for equal rights and sending the message that it’s okay to be who you are. Sponsored by UNI Proud, the "Queer Monologues" is a production created and maintained by a community of individuals who want to raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues on campus and in society. The performance is at 7 p.m., Monday, April 2, in the Interpreter's Theater, LNG. The event is free.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Jeneane Beck, UNI state relations officer, will host a legislative update at noon on Friday, March 30, in the Elm Room, MAU. Beck will give an update on UNI's budget request and the governor's education reform package, as well as take questions.

NSF TUES GRANT PROGRAM RESOURCES AND CHECKLIST

OSP has posted a number of resources for faculty and staff interested in submitting proposals to the National Science Foundation's Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) grant program. The TUES deadline is May 28. Contact Hillery Oberle or Sarah Bridges if interested in this opportunity.

UNIBUSINESS-JOHN DEERE SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM

UNIBusiness will host the second UNIBusiness-John Deere Supply Chain Forum on Thursday, March 29. The event is an industry-academic partnership, designed to give supply-chain professionals and UNI faculty and students an opportunity to share industry best practices and network, while showcasing the talent within the UNI Supply Chain and Operations Management program. Featured speakers are Jacqui Gavin, deputy head of global logistics for International Medical Corps and Matt Natvig, manager of logistics for John Deere Waterloo Works. Register online

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

INTRODUCTION TO STRENGTH TRAINING WORKSHOP NEW

Are you intimidated on how to use strength equipment? Attend the Introduction to Strength Training Workshop from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Thursday, April 19. This workshop will provide hands-on experience for proper form and use of strength equipment including machines, free weights, resistance bands and more. After completing the workshop, you'll be ready to design your own strength training program. All experience levels are welcome. The cost is $15. Available to students, faculty, staff and spouses. To sign up or for more information, email Erin Nielsen.

INTRAMURAL INFORMATIONNEW

For more information on one-on-one basketball tournament, pickleball tournament, intramural 11-on-11 open co-rec soccer tournament, four-on-four co-rec open sand volleyball tournament and bench press and pro-joe challenge, visit the intramural website.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

For upcoming lectures, conferences, performing arts or athletic events, please visit the UNI Calendar of Events.

EMPLOYMENT

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found on the UNI Employment website. Referrals are encouraged.

WELLNESS & RECREATION

Fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor recreation opportunities.